2016 – “Food-Filled Backpacks Help Kids” – Commercial News feature about Food For the Children Program. Article written and photographed by Mary Wicoff.
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2016 – Illinois State Board of Higher Education Award of Excellence with Gratitude to Rose Gates for Outstanding contributions to Illinois Education
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2016 – Community Foundation of East Central Illinois awarded the Hearts of Gold award for the Food For The Children Program at the Community Foundation’s Hearts of Gold Gala in Champaign.
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2016 – Jennifer Roscoe WCIA Anchor recognized and featured the Food For The Children Program in “Angels Among Us” on WCIA.
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2016 – Danville Education Association IEA / NEA Region 8 – For Outstanding Dedication to Public Education
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2015 – Vermilion County Golden Ruler Award of Danville. Community Consolidated School District No. 118.
for Volunteer, Excellence in Education
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2015 – Recognition at District 118 school board meeting
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2014 – Amanda Porterfield, WCIA Reporter/Anchor featured the entire process from purchasing food, delivering to preparation site to packing and delivering to each school. Also interviews with students, social worker and school Principal.

2014 – “Danville Woman Keeps Her ‘Kids’ Well Fed” – News Gazette feature in their 12 Stories of Christmas series.  Article written by Tracy Crane.
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2014 – The Vermilion County Service to Youth Hero Award, presented by Neuhoff Communications and Representative Chad Hays, State of Illinois General Assembly. House of Representatives.

2012 – Volunteer of the Year award from the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging awarded to Rose Gates for her achievements with the Food for the Children Program.
View Carle Nursing Annual Report (page 14)

2011 – Daughters of the American Revolution Governor Bradford Chapter DAR for Community Service